Metito has announced that its consortium with Orascom and Cobra has won the tender to build a seawater desalination plant in Sfax, Tunisia, further strengthening the group’s presence in North Africa.

A statement from Metito explained that the tender was raised by the Société Nationale d’Exploitation et de Distribution des Eaux (SONEDE), a public establishment of the Ministry of Agriculture Tunisia, to enhance water security in the country.

The project is fully funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Organization (JICA) and is set to begin operations in February 2024.